Eco-Farmed High Mountain Oolong Tea


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  • Flavor: 

    Sweet, floral aroma. Notes of honey, pastry, graham cracker. Heady bouquet, dry finish.

    Garden: This tea comes from a certified organic tea farm in the Yushan High Mountain Tea growing region in Nantou County, Taiwan. It is in an isolated farming community with no residential/commercial development. This farm stands alone as the most natural high mountain farm from which we've sourced tea. 

    Harvest: Hand-picked, small batch, spring 2024.

    Elevation: 1200m

  • Our Eco-Farmed High Mountain Oolong Tea is from a certified organic farm bordering the national parkland of the highest peak in east Asia. The tea trees on this farm have adjusted to organic living, and just in the few past years have been producing well in response to organic pest control and fertilizers in the irrigation system.

    This year's spring crop won awards in the national organic tea competition in Taiwan. These leaves were also affected by the Green Leafhopper, and other pests. This is inevitable, given that this is an organic farm and the summer months are most susceptible to bugs!

    This batch of tea was processed similarly to a High Mountain Tea. They were then destemmed to meet the competition standard of quality. We then brought it to our mentor Lisa Lin to work her roasting expertise magic. The effect of roasting the leaves really brought forth the honey-like aromatic and flavor notes that are a result of the leaves being affected by the Green Leafhopper.

    What these leaves have to offer as a result of the relatively slow, natural growing phase is their substance. They simply have a lot more constitution. And this composition brews slowly and steadily, with significantly more endurance. We suggest a 1:17 or 18 ratio of leaf to water. So about 10g of tea in a 175mL Gongfu style teapot.

    It starts off with a mild savory aroma, and brews a smooth, thick texture, with floral, honey, and tangy notes, and ends with a balanced, sweet/dry, lasting finish. It brews steadily and consistently for several brews. Don't be surprised if the first and second brew are a bit timid. These leaves take a bit of steeping to open up. But those first brews offer their own special introduction into the character of these leaves. The lighter more subtle notes are revealed before the more substantial constitution issues forth.

  • Our Eco-Farmed High Mountain Oolong Tea is from a certified organic farm located on the periphery of Yushan National Park. Yushan, or Jade Mountain is not only the highest peak in Taiwan, but also in all of east Asia. This farm is the closest developed land to the park, in a remote mountain valley.

    We are so impressed with this couple's work and the story of how they came to transition their inherited family farm to being certified organic that we are making a documentary video of it. A husband and wife manage this farm that has been fully certified for over 3 years now. They began transitioning to organic ten years ago when they decided to stop using chemical farm products. More about that story in the documentary. Stay tuned!

    We can see how naturally these tea trees are allowed to grow. It's a wholly different farming method than conventional farming, and the produce from a farm like this is also next level. In our perception, based on continually visiting tea farms in Taiwan for over 20 years, this source is a rare and precious find. The combination of a pristine geographic location with an ideal micro-climate for tea production, and the natural farming methods are just not to be found. In a word, we love this farm, as well as its caretakers!

  • ​Brewing Guide: ​9g tea in 300ml 80°C water. Steep for 3 minutes. Re-steep. Adjust to taste.

    Cold Brew: Use 7g of tea per liter of water. Brew tea at room temperature for 2-3 hours, and enjoy. Or you can put your cold brew bottle in the fridge to brew overnight and be ready to drink the next day.

    ​Gongfu Brew: Use 9g for a 150ml pot. Use boiling temperature water and brew for about 60 seconds, second brew 50 seconds. Increase brewing time with each successive brew. The leaves can be brewed 8-9 times.

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Very good tea

I like this tea !
It can be use several timrs !
Very deep and good taste.

Gracelee Lawrence
I LOVE this oolong!

My very favorite of Eco Cha's oolongs (except for the Alishan Jin Xuan High Mountain Oolong Tea)- this is a lovely daily tea that can go for several steepings throughout the day. Highly recommended!

All day with me at the office

This tea is on my desk all day and I use a 16 OZ glass with about 9 OZ of tea for bold taste. Steeps well about 5 times during the day. Clean taste with hint of honey and light veggie flavor. On weekend mornings I would enjoy different ECO teas (Alishan, GABA).

Well rounded and yielding

I always enjoy a cup of good Taiwan Oolong to bring back good memories of my years in Taiwan. The Eco-farmed High Mountain Oolong Tea strikes a great balance of being aromatic, yet not being too fragile-flowery. 6~8 g give me a good cold-brew of easily 2~3 liters, being topped up with fresh water over a few days. Nothing is more refreshing during the humid aisan summers. Overall very happy with my purchase.

Justin J Steele
A very well balanced tea

Currently drinking this one Gong Fu style at work. 10 grams of leaf in 150 mL water. The description is correct in that the first two steeps are milder while the leaves open, and then on the third steep the tea really becomes richer. It smells savory, like a spiced pastry. Taste is very balanced: some honey, some vegetal flavors. I really enjoy this one.